YaLa has partnered with Spain’s Barcelona Football Club, Barça, signing a Memorandum of Understanding based on the shared belief that sports in general, and football in particular, can be a common language among the peoples of the world and thus important tools for the development of mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence. Putting this agreement into action, Barça periodically invites YaLa members to be guests of the club. Thus far two delegations comprised of a total of 12 YaLa members have visited Barcelona. The first delegation visited Barcelona in October 2011 during the city’s Peace Week and the second delegation in January 2012. During the visits, YaLa delegates had the opportunity to build meaningful friendships and to experience Barça, meeting with coach Pep Guardiola and players and attending matches and training sessions.